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Old 03-28-2014, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default 2014 - production ended?

Seems like Tribeca stock at local dealers is dwindling - anyone know if what is out there is all that's left, or will there be another batch of 2014s yet?
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:13 AM   #2
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I think production ended, so Tribeca is no more.
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:37 AM   #3
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IIRC, rumor (Autoblog, Cars.com, and Jalopnik - and all three supposedly received inside-Subaru information) was that production ended in January.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:20 AM   #4
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Yes, Tribeca production ended in January.

http://jalopnik.com/after-selling-78...1447810701/all
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:01 PM   #5
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About time..
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:38 AM   #6
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About time..
I don't agree. While the Tribeca was not perfect, it's still a good compromise car that's not too big but can squeeze in 7 people in a pinch. We have loved our 2006 which we traded in for a 2013 model that we still drive.

Between our 2006 model and 2013 model we saw several improvements including bluetooth and satellite radio, Aux input for music via iPod, 2-position seat memory, puddle lights, and more. We have more torque and power with the same gas mileage (25mpg round trip from Colorado Springs to Denver International Airport and back). We have a city/hwy avg of about 20mpg, and we have to drive uphill several hundred feet above the city's normal altitude in order to get to our home a few times a day.

Traction in bad weather is great, and the ride is comfortable and quiet.

Our biggest complaint is the entertainment system and bluetooth are not integrated and poorly thought out. I once rented a Ford Explorer and the radio would connect to my iPhone and I could control my music and phone calls with my phone in my pocket, and it allowed me to use Siri to read my messages to me and to make outgoing calls from my phone's address book.

Subaru really needs to WAKE UP in this regard.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:24 AM   #7
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About time..
Tribeca was one of the few SUVs with reliability and safety. And it will still remained as one on used SUV market. You want top safety, reliability, excellent handling, and luxury for under $15,000? Preowned Tribeca is the answer.
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:35 PM   #8
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Subaru really needs to WAKE UP in this regard.
My assessment - as a family which has come from a WRX and a Legacy 2.5GT - is the same.

The Forester is a great size for squeezing into spaces and navigating the city, but, at least in terms of the previous-generation model, it's really quite tinny. It lacks the long-distance cruising comfort and ease of the 3.6L H6 Tribeca. Power delivery for the XT was nice, even with a string of modified turbocharged vehicles in our family's past, but the need for premium fueling made the Tribeca a logical pick for trips where fuel quality or availability might have come into question.

To be honest, I would have loved an Outback. I have plenty of friends in the Legacy GT community with 4th-gen Legacy wagons that are just lovely. But the lack of an available third row - however small it may be - killed that deal for our family.

Subaru really needs to wake up and realize that the rest of the market is taking off without them where it comes to interior amenities and integration. Sure, that the Tribeca was previous-generation competing in today's marketplace certainly did not help, but unless they step-up, as a lot of us previous WRX, Legacy, and even Forester owners' families "grow bigger" and need something that will continue to fit our needs, we may have to leave our beloved brand behind.

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Old 07-01-2014, 05:45 PM   #9
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None of the Tribeca need premium fuel.

I never understood the need for all the gadgets like BT. I drive, I do not talk. I guess I am the old school. :-)
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:47 PM   #10
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Well, the '06 & '07 recommend 91-octane. Sure, it's not required, but it runs a whole lot better on it. Better gas mileage too.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:40 PM   #11
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^ Correct. And besides, subbus, my point wasn't that the Tribeca needed premium fuel, but rather that our other vehicles did, which shifted the favor towards the Tribeca for us. I think you misread my intent.

Having to carry around a bottle of octane booster wasn't a big deal - nor was the need to reflash the ECU a big deal (either with the AccessPORT, which could just do a RT overlay, or with the ECUTeK EasyECU dongle on my LGT), but it also always put a nagging thought at the back of my mind on longer trips

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I never understood the need for all the gadgets like BT. I drive, I do not talk. I guess I am the old school. :-)
I never felt the need, either, until hands-free laws caught up to our area.

Having always driven manual transmission vehicles because I believed that "to drive" really meant "to drive," it's nevertheless a reality of today that text-messaging and cellular calls can truly sometimes convey important information (particularly if your friends and colleagues know that you really don't prefer to use such devices, which means that when they do contact you in that manner, it's usually actually important). While it's certainly more than possible to simply pull off the roadway to complete such tasks, the simple fact that Subaru lags well behind its competitors in this area does not make such driving practices a valid excuse for such shortcomings.

This is all the more inexcusable given that the Tribeca was the flagship family vehicle in the lineup - and Subaru let the technology lag so much that even the value-leaders in its lineup easily eclipsed its performance in this regard.

As with a friend who also happens to be a multi-Subaru family and who also owns a '13 Tribeca, I truly love mine. But nether of us are blind to its faults, and we both have the outlook that unless things change, we both have families that will out-grow the Tribeca, the next time we're in the market (for both of us, that'll be in less than 2 years).

And I know for a fact we would both hate to leave our beloved Subarus.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:21 PM   #12
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Between our 2006 model and 2013 model we saw several improvements including bluetooth and satellite radio, Aux input for music via iPod, 2-position seat memory, puddle lights, and more.
My 2006 Tribeca has Puddle Lights and had them since day one. I am really bummed Subaru isn't using them on all models as they are great for safety if you ever need to get out of the vehicle on a dark road (That and they look cool!).
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